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June 27th

Welcome House in disarray

June 27, 2013

Former board members, employees share their stories

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Staff members have quit. Board members have been ousted. Residents have picketed.
The alleged incidents plaguing the Welcome House of South County began in December, according to a former board member.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Mariners are baseball champs!

June 27, 2013

The Narragansett Mariners baseball team celebrates a 7-2 victory over Westerly on Thursday to win the Division II state championship, the first ever in the history of the Mariner baseball program.
For the complete story, visit the Local Sports section of RICentral.com.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 25th

EG police officers honored for heroism

June 25, 2013

EAST GREENWICH — Five members of the East Greenwich Police Department were given a hero’s honor for their part in helping save the life of a local resident from possible Carbon Monoxide poisoning in her own home.
Lt. Brian Clement, Sgt. Stephen Garrett, Patrolmen David Petrucci and John Allen and Dispatcher James Aveyard were recognized at Swift Community Center Monday evening by Town officials and East Greenwich Police Chief Thomas Coyle for their heroism on the morning of March 1.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Climate change expert says towns must adapt

June 25, 2013

NARRAGANSETT – Hurricane Sandy devastated many cities and towns last October when it tore up the East Coast.
Nearly eight months later, as rebuilding and recovery efforts still continue in many places, one major question still stands, according to Dr. William Solecki, climate change expert, professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) and director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Property stolen from NK Senior Center

June 25, 2013

NORTH KINGSTOWN — On the weekend of June 10, the North Kingstown Senior Center at 15 Beach St. was robbed of more than $3,500 worth in patio equipment. The larceny, which remains under investigation, occurred between the evening of June 7 and morning of June 10.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

SK man sentenced in DUI-related death

June 25, 2013

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The man charged with the driving under the influence-related death of 23-year-old Erica Knowles in February 2012 was sentenced to prison Monday in Washington County Superior Court.

Dean C. Philbrick, 48, of South Kingstown, pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence – death resulting and one count of driving to endanger – death resulting.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

June 24th

Coventry High sends out Class of 2013 at Ryan Center

June 24, 2013

More than 350 graduate as 78th class says good-bye

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – “Don’t change who you are, because that’s what matters most and that’s the type of diversity that can change the world,” said Coventry High’s 2013 valedictorian, Jennifer Haley.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Landmark gets a little TLC thanks to city firm

June 24, 2013

COVENTRY — Members of the Western Rhode Island Civic Historical Society (WRICHS) were thrilled to have employees of a Providence company volunteering their time at the Paine House last Friday morning as a way to help out non-profits throughout the state.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Sunset Farm named to National Historic Register

June 24, 2013

NARRAGANSETT - A historic farm in the Point Judith Neck area of Narragansett recently received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of agriculture, architecture, community development, entertainment and recreation.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

South Kingstown crime rate down in 2012

June 24, 2013

DUI arrests in South Kingstown up from 78 in 2011 to 130 in 2012

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Crime in South Kingstown was down overall in 2012 from the previous year, according to the South Kingstown Police Department’s 2012 annual report.
The recently released report outlines crime and accident statistics, which allows the department to identify crime trends in the community.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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